NovaThreads Non-Surgical Thread Lift
Performed at our Northside (Atlanta, GA) location.
AYA™ Medical Spa is proud to be the first skincare provider in Georgia to offer NovaThreads Absorbable PDO Sutures. AYA™ master injector Mike Kelleher, PA-C, has not only pioneered this treatment in Georgia, but is the only NovaThreads trainer in the state.
This treatment is most commonly referred to as a non-surgical face lift, but we are now able to lift and tighten tissue all over the body. We can now use NovaThreads to lift many areas on the body, as well as the face and neck, including above the knees and on the stomach, arms, and buttocks.
Treatments with NovaThreads involve the use of Polydioxanone (PDO) suture. Polydioxanone is used for biomedical applications, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery because it is fully absorbed by hydrolysis within 4 to 6 months and doesn’t create any scar tissue. The bad reputation of the Threads that were used in the past was due to the fact it wasn’t re-absorbable. Using PDO solves that problem.
NovaThreads are inserted into the skin to stimulate collagen production. This provides a lifting and skin tightening effect. During treatment, needles that are preloaded with polydioxanone (PDO) threads are inserted into the appropriate layer of skin. When a thread is in place, the body treats it as a foreign body and begins to produce collagen, resulting in smoother, younger and more attractive looking-skin.
There are two types of NovaThread techniques, NovaMesh and NovaLyft. NovaMesh consists of creating a “mesh” under the skin using smooth or twisted PDO Threads. This technique stimulates new collagen which tightens the tissue and greatly improves the appearance of the skin. NovaLyft consists of using barbed threads to lift and reposition the skin. These techniques may be used separately or together depending upon the desired result.
NovaThreads treatments require little to no downtime and leave no scarring. Typically, a patient’s skin will fully absorb the threads within 4 to 6 months of treatment. Contact AYA™ Medical Spa today for pricing information or to schedule a complimentary consultation.
NovaThreads uses the body’s own repair processes to create healthier, younger-looking skin. It works by inserting PDO threads into the skin, which helps naturally stimulate the production of collagen.
Results may vary depending on the patient, but results from NovaThreads can last 14-20 months. How long the treatment lasts can depend on many factors including the severity of laxity, number of threads used and the thickness of skin as well as how much firming occurs after the lift.
The duration of your treatment depends on the amount of area that requires treatment. Pre-treatment preparations like cleaning and preparing the skin, including the application of numbing medication which usually takes about 30 minutes. The actual treatment takes roughly 15-30 min to complete.
There are some mild side effects associated with NovaThreads treatment including discomfort, soreness, bruising, and bleeding immediately following treatment. There is almost no downtime for recovery needed and patients are able to return to normal daily activities immediately.
We can treat most areas of the body with NovaThreads. Other than the face and neck, the most popular treatment areas are above the knees, stomach, arms, and buttocks.
Absolutely! Remarkable results can be achieved by combining NovaThreads with other cosmetic treatments including Botox® Cosmetic injections, facial fillers, Sciton® Laser Treatments, and more.